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The Latest Developments in Child Abuse Civil Litigation

The Latest Developments in Child Abuse Civil Litigation

Date & TimeThursday 24 October 2019 12.30–2.30pm
Format Lunchtime Learning
Price

Member

$110.00

Non-Member

$150.00

CPD Units 2
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV Conference Room, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Join barristers David O’Brien and Katharine Gladman for an update on the latest developments in child abuse civil litigation claims. This session will address the removal of time limits under the Limitation of Actions Amendment (Child Abuse) Act 2015, the Legal Identity of Defendants (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2018, and the strong recommendation for practitioners to preserve files beyond the usual seven years for destruction in many cases.

This practical session is part of the LIV Lunchtime Learning series.

Further details below.

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Join barristers David O’Brien and Katharine Gladman for an update on the latest developments in child abuse civil litigation claims. This session will address the removal of time limits under the Limitation of Actions Amendment (Child Abuse) Act 2015, the Legal Identity of Defendants (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2018, and the strong recommendation for practitioners to preserve files beyond the usual seven years for destruction in many cases.

    The session will also cover practical aspects relevant to child abuse litigation claims including:

    • how to ensure your client is supported through the process
    • how to take clear and helpful instructions
    • dealing with institutions
    • the redress scheme and what it means for your clients.

     

    As with all our Lunchtime Learning sessions, lunch will be provided.

  • Presenters

    David O’Brien, Barrister, Foley’s List
    David signed the Bar Roll in May 2000 and read with Christopher Wren QC. His main areas of practice include land valuation and compensation, equity, property, planning and environment law as well as general commercial litigation and personal injuries, particularly in relation to victims of institutional child abuse. He has appeared in the High Court, Supreme Court, County and Magistrates’ Courts, VCAT and other forums including Roplanning panels and inquiries.

     Katharine Gladman, Barrister, Victorian Bar
    Since coming to the bar in 2010, Katharine has practised primarily in Common Law, Personal Injury and Worker's Compensation. She has a particular interest in representing victims of sexual harassment and sexual abuse, and has appeared in most state and federal jurisdictions.

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this practical lunchtime session, you will:

    • Implement latest developments in legislation to child abuse civil litigation claims to better assist your client
    • Demonstrate best practice when dealing with child abuse cases
    • Gain unique insights by networking and collaborating with members of the legal profession